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A truck drives down a flooded street after water levels lowered October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Signs First Round Of Federal Sandy Aid Into Law

The law give the Federal Emergency Management Agency increased borrowing power. The agency said it was poised to run out of money if Congress had not acted.

01/06/2013

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No Fiscal Cliff Deal In Sight Sunday Night On Capitol Hill

A deal on Capitol Hill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff was proving elusive Sunday, as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.

12/30/2012

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre holds a news conference at the Willard Hotel December 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting, NRA Calls For Armed Guards In Every School

One week after the mass shootings that killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school, the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby said the solution to preventing further attacks like the one in Newtown is not with gun control.

12/21/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooter Adam Lanza (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Newtown Shooter Had Enough Ammo To Kill Every Student At The School

Officials said Sunday that with the amount of ammunition Newtown elementary school massacre gunman Adam Lanza was carrying, he could have killed every student at the school.

12/16/2012

Obama In Newtown, Connecticut

Obama: ‘These Tragedies Must End, And To End Them, We Must Change’

For the president, this was the fourth trip of his presidency to a community still grieving from a mass shooting.

12/16/2012

A sign for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is seen on a telephone pole in the business area of Newtown, Connecticut, on December 15, 2012.  (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Renew Call To Restore Federal Assault Weapons Ban Following Newtown School Massacre

While Mayor Bloomberg said it is right for President Obama to console the grieving in Newtown, on the assault weapons ban he says it’s time for the president to stand up and lead.

12/16/2012

President Obama Addresses The Nation On The Connecticut School Shooting

President Obama To Travel To Newtown For Interfaith Vigil On Sunday

The president had planned to travel to Maine on Wednesday for an event promoting his positions in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, but the White House canceled that trip because of the shooting.

12/15/2012

President Barack Obama (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images), Representative Michael Grimm (credit: grimm.house.gov)

President Obama Approves Measure Allowing Natural Gas Pipeline Through Rockaways, Brooklyn

The three-mile pipeline would run from the Atlantic Ocean beneath Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways and under Jamaica Bay to Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field.

11/28/2012

Vice President Joe Biden greets first responders at Hoboken Terminal (credit: Vice President's Office)

Vice President Biden Tours Devastation Across New Jersey Left Behind By Sandy

Biden is just the latest Obama administration official to visit New Jersey.

11/18/2012

Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 44th president of the United States at the Capitol January 20, 2009. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer’s Office Launches Lottery For Free Tickets To Presidential Inauguration

Residents who want a chance to attend must register online by December 13. The drawing will then be held on December 14, so winners of the lottery can have more than a month to make arrangements to travel to Washington, D.C.

11/18/2012

Hospital workers evacuate patient Deborah Dadlani from NYU Langone Medical Center. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Smaller Facilities Forced To Pick Up Slack For Hospitals Damaged During Sandy

From Manhattan to Queens, hospitals remained closed Wednesday night while smaller facilities are being forced to pick up the slack. A lack of space at the city’s medical facilities is leaving no room for error.

11/14/2012

Sandy damage on Staten Island (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama To Visit New York Next Week To View Sandy Recovery Efforts

President Barack Obama will travel to New York on Thursday to view recovery efforts from the massive East Coast storm Sandy, the White House said Friday.

11/09/2012

Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County after Sandy (credit: Lisa Maxwell)

President Obama Declares Westchester, Rockland Counties A Major Disaster Area Due To Sandy

The declaration means the federal government can send aid to state and local governments and makes federal funding available to affected individuals.

11/02/2012

Hurricane Sandy Track As Of 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 (credit: National Hurricane Center)

Experts: Up To 60 Million To Be Affected When Sandy Makes Landfall

“We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

10/28/2012

Image of President Obama with Hitler-style mustache from LaRouche PAC (credit: larouchepac.com)

Elderly Woman Arrested For Tearing Down Posters Showing President Obama With Hitler-Like Mustache

Lack said she knew she’d get in trouble for her actions, but said she lived through World War II and it made her angry seeing anyone portray the President as a Nazi.

10/18/2012

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